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Lois Lowry (1937) wrote Gooney Bird Greene in 2002. Lowry is also the author of Number the Stars and The Giver, the later made into a movie in 2014.

Number the Stars | book review

The Synopsis

“She was glad to be an ordinary person who would never be called upon for courage.”

The year is 1943. Life for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen is a lot different from yours and mine.

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Number the Stars | WWII

Support and love and acquiescence are all so muddled in the human experience that I wonder sometimes if we don’t mistake love and support for agreement. 420 more words

Read The World

Green Glass and Grown-Ups

I’ve worked in bookstores off and on, mostly on, for a number of years, and, in case you hadn’t guessed, I gravitate towards the children’s section. 1,050 more words


Oldie but goodie! Number The Stars review

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. I knew I would because I read the Giver by Lois as well and liked her writing style very much. 278 more words


Cailin Reads: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I occasionally veer off into young adult fiction, usually because my daughter is reading something she thinks I would enjoy or would like to have someone with whom she can discuss the book. 323 more words

Reading Journal

Small Things

It had been fifteen years since I last read Number the Stars when I picked it up at the library this weekend. A little bit has changed in that time. 911 more words